Achieving a Perfect Induction Seal
The process of developing a perfect seal solution includes matching the cap, liner and sealer; setting up an operating window; and establishing testing methods for identifying a good seal. By understanding how to address and control induction sealing variables, companies can achieve a perfect seal every time.
Are you maximizing the productivity of your induction cap sealer?
Finding the best cap sealer for your application might not be as simple as you think. With the introduction of several new models over the past few years you have more choices than ever before. And your choices aren't only limited to the cap sealer's power supply and sealing head. New options and features can add value and productivity to your investment.
Don't be fooled by kilowatts
There appears to be a misconception in the packaging industry concerning the relationship between the kilowatt ratings of induction sealing systems and sealing capability. While it is true that a higher kilowatt rating means a more powerful system, this doesn't necessarily result in higher sealing rates.
Future of Induction Sealing: Trends & Developments Report
Sustainability, ease of use, productivity & anti-counterfeiting top the list in this insightful report from Mary Ann Falkman. Discover how material & equipment developments are driving change in the packaging industry. Read more courtesy of Enercon …
How to calculate conveyor speed in feet per minute
Many times packagers are familiar with their bottling requirements in terms of containers per minute (CPM). When Enercon sizes a cap sealing system for an application we rely on the conveyor speed expressed in feet per minute (FPM).
Improve your induction cap sealing IQ
Teachers like to say there’s no such thing as a "dumb" question. And when it comes to induction sealing I’ve heard them all. In this article I’ll answer some of the more common questions.
Inconsistent application torque Equals Inconsistent seals
In order to get a good hermetic seal, it's necessary for the foil innerseal, inside of the cap, to be in contact with the lip of the container and have consistent pressure around the circumference. This is accomplished by applying the cap with the correct application torque.
Induction foil seals for tamper evident packaging
The right inner seal for your container gives consumers confidence in safety and convenience. Inner seals provide tamper evidence and a hermetic barrier. Emerging technological developments include new designs that improve safety from tampering and counterfeiting, new materials to improve barrier properties, and peelable structures that are easy to open for greater consumer convenience.
Induction Sealing Sustainability Benefits
There are many areas that packagers and manufacturers may consider while striving for sustainability. Packaging material reduction, renewable packaging resources, reduced carbon footprint and energy savings are a few of them. Find out the substainablility benefits for including an induction seal.
Is your induction sealer turned on? How do you know?
The potential cost of conveying packages under your induction sealer when it's turned off can be staggering. Consider lost production time & product scrap first, but also consider the risk of unprotected products leaving your facility. It might cost you a distribution channel or a customer. Find out which solution is best for you.
Reducing pack weight with an induction seal
What may surprise even the most experienced packager is that induction seals are being used to reduce pack weight and carbon footprint. The impact of this trend is far reaching and one of the best examples can be found in Europe.
Sealing Flammable Liquids
We are often asked if it is safe to seal flammable liquids, that have extremely low flash points. There appears to be a misconception by the packagers of flammable liquids that the heat generated by the induction sealing process will somehow ignite their product. This confusion is caused by insufficient knowledge of the induction sealing process and the variables involved in determining if a flammable product will ignite.
The Hidden Benefits of Induction Seals
As a packaging professional you recognize that the induction seal is a critical component of your packaging design strategy. It provides your products with tamper evidence, leakage prevention, freshness preservation, shelf-life extension, and theft deterrence.
Tips and Techniques for Testing Induction Seal Leaks
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is how to test for leaks. Unfortunately, there is not a simple answer to this question. There are no ASTM specifications, or guidelines relating to the testing of induction seals. Everyone seems to do it “their way.”
Why induction sealing is an effective method of tamper-evidence
Induction sealing is a non-contact heating process that accomplishes the hermetic sealing of a container with a closure that includes a heat-sealable foil laminate inside of the closure. When the appropriate type of seal is used, the seal can not be removed without leaving evidence on the lip of the container.